OPHEIM, Mont. - In 110 years here on the northern Great Plains, there has never been a winter with so much snow.That's a National Weather Service fact. Less precise but more telling are the ways this meanest of northeastern Montana winters has kicked a community that was already down.
Savage Winter Compounds Misery in Corner of Montana ; Little Opportunity, but Lots of Snow
In Opheim, population 111, the municipal water tower froze, the owners of the only cafe fled south, and an 18-wheeler bound for Canada got stuck and disappeared for the night in a towering snowdrift - in the middle of Main Street...